Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ adaptation has found its main cast. Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie were announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday.
Guy Ritchie was previously announced as director.
John August, whose credits include “Big Fish,” wrote the new “Aladdin” script. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.
The original animated movie was a comic take on the Arabic folk tale of a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp.
“Aladdin” was the highest-grossing film of the year in 1992, and won Academy Awards for best score and best song for “A Whole New World.”
Scott was most recently seen as the Pink Ranger in Saban’s “Power Rangers.” Smith can be seen next in Netflix’s fantasy actioner “Bright.” He is repped by CAA and Overbrook Entertainment.
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